Inisheer Posted January 22, 2007 Report Share Posted January 22, 2007 For Christmas I got this 9" Delta Bandsaw and I just got around to putting it together this past week. It was easy to assemble and I was happy with it. I practiced cutting scrap woods ranging up to 1.5" thick and it cut smooth as butter. I then started cutting out my bass body which is 2" thick and it cut easily through that. I only got a little done on the body though and then I heard a rattling sound. The belt inside needed tightened, so I did that and it was fine again. Then I was cutting through something else, less than 1/2" thick, and the saw messed up. The blade would slow down and stop moving. I checked inside and noticed there was a piece broken. The part connected to the wheel was broken (stupid plastic!) and so the wheel won't move. I don't think that is replaceable so I am returning it to the store. My questions: I thought Delta was a pretty reliable brand so why did the saw break after only 20 minutes of use? Was this just a defect, or does the plastic piece mean all of their saws will break again? Should I get a new one, or look for a different brand that might be better? Any comments would be appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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